The pile of rubble of $ 800 million: photos show a fully stripped Allianz stadium while builder Lendlease is dumped by the controversial project due to the cost outburst
- The rebuilt Allianz stadium in Moore Park is ready by July 2020
- Construction started earlier this year after various safety issues were found
- The stadium is currently a pit of dirt while the renovation starts
The company responsible for the reconstruction of the Allianz Stadium was dumped from the project after a major cost cut.
Photos show a pile of debris where the stadium once stood, as reconstruction costs increased dramatically, from $ 730 million to $ 800 million.
The Moore Park stadium, which once hosted some of Australia's most iconic sporting events, has been completely dismantled and taken down and a rebuilt version would be ready for 2022.
But now the NSW government is looking for a new contractor to take on the job before an existing six-month delay becomes even longer.
Photos have emerged showing the huge rubble that remains where the Sydney Allianz stadium (photo) once stood, as it is revealed that the government dumped the builders of the project
The controversial renovation of the Allianz sports field, which started this year, is behind schedule and is expected to be completed six months later than the proposed opening.
Sports Minister John Sidoti said the company, Lendlease, could not achieve the government's objectives.
& # 39; We have asked (Lendlease) to sharpen their pencil and they are unable to achieve the government's objectives, & # 39; he said ABC news.
Although the company may have hit a wall, Mr. Sidoti was convinced that the project would be picked up by another contractor and that it would be completed by 2022.
& # 39; There is currently a lot of competition in the industry. A lot of interest is shown, & he said.
The stadium that was built in 1988 was demolished this year, but the renovation costs have risen from $ 730 million to $ 800 million
Photos taken this week reveal the empty site where the stadium once stood, now turned into a huge pit of dirt.
The stands that once had more than 40,000 screaming fans have been completely demolished as bulldozers and tractors begin to rebuild the arena.
Chairs are stripped down and the lawns are torn, leaving a pit of nothing.
The stadium is speculated to open in July 2022, not in January, with costs of up to $ 800 million, as reported by The Daily Telegraph.
The reconstruction of the stadium came about after various safety issues were raised, including emergency exits and wheelchair accessibility.
The new stadium will be ready in early 2022 and will house up to 45,000 fans
The stadium had to be rebuilt after several complaints were made regarding safety problems and emergency exits
The new Allianz stadium can accommodate up to 45,000 fans and has an open roof that reaches the front of the seats to ensure that sports fans stay dry.
NSW Sports Minister Stuart Ayres said the stadium will put Sydney back on the map for organizing sporting events.
Photos taken this week reveal the empty site where the stadium once stood, now turned into a huge pit of dirt
& # 39; NSW deserves the best stadiums and the new Sydney Football Stadium will make us number one again & # 39 ;, Ayres said in a statement.
& # 39; This stadium will set a new standard for the experience of fans in Australia. It kicks Melbourne to the curb and point Brisbane to reserve the rank. & # 39;
Seats have been stripped and the lawns have been torn, leaving a pit of nothing on the grounds of the Allianz stadium
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